The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony in Lynchburg has grown in
attendance every year. Its purpose is to Remember, Honor and Teach.
This special ceremony remembers all veterans who have served in times of
war and peace, and honors those who are currently serving. All branches
of the Armed Forces are recognized: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force,
Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, as well as the POWs/MIAs. It is an
inspirational and educational event, with various community
organizations and leaders participating. Individuals, families, and
groups are encouraged to attend the ceremony. After the formal ceremony,
attendees are invited to place fresh evergreen wreaths on veterans’
In 2011, the Blue Ridge and James River Chapters of NSDAR joined
together to co-sponsor the event. The two Chapters raised funds to
provide over 1,000 wreaths. More than 330 people gathered at the Old
City Cemetery for the Fourth Annual Ceremony.
Each year since then, the chapters have been able to place at least
The Tenth year of the celebration saw the largest attendance to date and
the placement of 1,200 wreaths.
Planning is currently underway for the Eleventh Annual Wreaths Across
America Ceremony scheduled to be held promptly at 12 noon, Saturday,
December 15, 2018, at the Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street,
Lynchburg, VA 24501.
Note: Please arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Gates will close at 11:45
a.m. (or earlier, depending upon the volume of traffic.)
How You Can Help:
Sponsor a single wreath for $ 15. or two wreaths for $30. For every two
wreaths, the wreath company will provide a third wreath free-of-charge;
that is, Three for the price of two.
Checks payable to Blue Ridge Chapter, NSDAR, with WAA in the memo line,
should be sent to: Mrs. Janet Bogacik, Treasurer, 3509 Gregory Lane,
Lynchburg, VA 24503.
Donations in any amount are also accepted.
Questions? Please call one of the following persons:
Arlene Cundiff, Blue Ridge Co-Chair: 434-237-1189
Penny Swisher, James River Co-Chair: 434-237-3354
Helen Davis, Blue Ridge Regent: 434-239-4148
Julie Dias, James River Regent: 804-815-235